For more than a century, Columbus Life has been committed to improving financial futures and providing real value to both independent producers and policyholders. That was the vision of our founder, Channing Webster ("Pop") Brandon, and it continues to serve us today.
Brandon envisioned a company that would set an example for the insurance industry by following the Golden Rule—"Do unto others, insofar as you are capable, as you would have them do unto you." When he incorporated Columbus Mutual Life Insurance Company in 1906, he wanted to provide "a square deal to the agent," guaranteeing payment for the agent's work and ensuring their right to build their own agencies. This concept—a company built by an independent producer, to serve the needs of other independent producers and ultimately their policyholders—was far-reaching and ahead of its time.
In 2016, Columbus Life celebrates its 110th anniversary with more than 3,000 independent financial professionals representing the company's products and services. We continue to refine and improve our products, strive for innovation and—above all—provide unparalleled, personal service to independent producers. By giving them the attention and support they need, they can give their clients the best service.
More than 110 years later, Mr. Brandon's vision is still alive and well. And as we consider how his legacy has brought us to where we are today, we think "Pop" would have approved.